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There are quite a few TV shows whose copyrights were never renewed or were renewed improperly and have fallen into the public domain. There is an ongoing effort to determine what is & isn't protected but the list is far from complete.

I've appended a partial list of, arguably, the most popular shows & the number of public domain episodes of each that have been discovered. Bear in mind however that these are not necessarily consecutive episodes or even from the same season. In some cases "special" episodes (anniversaries, births, deaths, etc) were properly copyrighted with an eye towards future rebroadcasts.

Adventures of Jim Bowie 14 episodes Scott Brady

Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet 104 half-hour, b&w shows.

Adventures of Robin Hood 80 half-hour b&w shows Richard Green as Robin.

Adventures of Sherlock Holmes 39 half-hour b&w shows Ronald Howard as Holmes.

Adventures of Sir Lancelot 30 episodes, some in color.

Annie Oakley 24 shows Gail Davis

Beverly Hillbillies 52 half-hour shows.

Bob Cummings Show 20 Shows of "Love That Bob."

Bonanza 31 One-hour color shows

Buccaneers 28 episodes

Cisco Kid -- 32 Color episodes. Duncan Renaldo.

Dragnet 24 half-hour shows

Dusty's Trail 17 color shows with Bob Denver.

Flash Gordon 8 half-hours Steve Holland as Flash.

Frontier Doctor 12 shows with Rex Allen.

George Burns & Gracie Allen Show 13 episodes.

Hawkeye & Last of the Mohicans 13 shows. John Hart.

I Married Joan 24 half hours with Joan Davis, Jim Backus.

Lancelot Link: Super Chimp 3 discs with 24 short adventures. Color, live-action chimps

Lawless Years 24 shows. Great crime show set in 1920s.

The Lone Ranger 16 half-hour b&w shows + 1 color.

The Loretta Young Show 30 half-hours with Loretta

The Lucy Show 30 half-hour color shows with Lucille Ball.

Man with a Camera 29 episodes with Charles Bronson.

Mr. & Mrs. North 32 episodes. Richard Denning and Barbara Britton.

My Little Margie 24 half-hours with Gale Storm, Charles Farrell.

One Step Beyond 56 half-hour shows about the weird.

Petticoat Junction 20 Shows.

Private Secretary 16 shows with Anne Sothern.

Racket Squad 20 shows. 1950's bunco squad Reed Hadley.

Ramar of the Jungle 24 episodes with Jon Hall

Range Rider 20 shows. Jock Mahoney, Dick Jones.

Red Skelton Show 20 half-hour shows.

Rocky Jones, Space Ranger 6 features made up of 3 TV episodes each.

Roy Rogers Show 56 half-hour black and white shows.

Sergeant Preston of the Yukon 12 color PD episodes.

Stories of Century Western series with famous outlaws 36 shows.

Trouble with Father 20 episodes with Stu Irwin.

The Veil Boris Karloff supernatural show. 10 episodes.

Victory at Sea 26 half-hour World War-II documentaries.

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What television shows are in the public domain?

There are quite a few television shows in public domain. Some of the public domain T.V. shows are "Bonanza", "The Beverly Hillbillies", "Amos 'n' Andy", and "The Dick Van Dyke Show".

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Is song Dark As A Dungeon public domain?

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Yes - all questions and answers on this site are in the public domain. Even your profile is in the public domain (though only you can edit it !)

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